Josef Burger, chief executive of Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, talks to Breaking Travel News during preparations for the 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony. Speaking from the famous starters hut at the top of the Hahnenkamm race course, he tells Breaking Travel News about the significance of the ski season to the destination, how the organisation continues to drive visitor numbers ever higher, and what his hopes are for the winter ahead.
Final preparations are being put in place as A-ROSA Kitzbühel prepares to welcome the 2016 World Ski Awards. The fourth instalment of the red-carpet event will take place in Kitzbühel from November 18th-20th, welcoming the elite of the ski hospitality industry to Austria. An extensive weekend programme is in place which will see guests invited to engage in three days of exclusive networking events, private skiing, sight-seeing tours and a host of other activities.
Leading hospitality authority Jenni Haines has announced the formation of a new company offering multi-faceted services in the luxury customer service and hospitality niche. J Haines Luxury, helmed by Haines, will offer a range of services designed to help companies and audiences enhance their guest experience, and also to help luxury travellers with the most discriminating tastes find the best vacation home experiences on the market today.
Preparations are proceeding apace ahead of the 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony with an extensive weekend programme revealed today. Guests at the event will be invited to engage in a three day programme of exclusive networking events, private skiing, sight-seeing tours and a host of other activities.
A perfect combination of elegant design, comfort, and safety, Kitzbühel has become the first ski resort in the world to use the exclusive Premium Chair from LEITNER ropeways. The Brunn eight-seater chairlift, which was opened in December 2015, represents a new highlight for the Kitzbühel ropeways, demonstrating the premium character of the award-winning ski area.
World Ski Awards has issued a final call for votes as the deadline for the 2016 Gala Ceremony approaches. Voting will close on September 23rd, with the winners set to be revealed during a glittering event in Kitzbühel, Austria, over the weekend of November 18th-20th.
Winter ski destination LAAX has been crowned Switzerland’s Best Ski Resort for the third time in a row at the prestigious World Ski Awards. The Gala Ceremony took place on Saturday night in Kitzbühel. This accolade is awarded by both the jury and the public and is a sister event to the World Travel Awards.
World Ski Awards has recognised the achievements of the Kitzbühel Wonder Team during a glittering Gala Ceremony in Austria. The six friends - all members of the Kitzbühel Ski Club - grew up to dominate international ski competition, taking an unprecedented 27 Olympic and World Championship medals in a golden decade between 1950 and 1960.
As World Ski Awards puts the finishing touches to preparations for the Gala Ceremony 2015, Breaking Travel News here talks with managing director Sion Rapson. Speaking from host hotel A-ROSA Kitzbühel he discusses the importance of the event for Austrian ski tourism and reveals details of a new title to be unveiled at the event on Saturday night.